Thursday, 19 January 2017
Positive mental health provision in The High School
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or bad.
What are the aims of the .B programme?
To improve concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others.
To fulfil potential and pursue goals (for example to be more creative and more
relaxed both academically and personally).
To experience greater well-being (for example feeling happier, calmer, more
To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods.
To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life (for example
examinations, relationships, sleep problems, and family issues).
The programme has started but pupils can still join the programme by signing up on
sheets located outside C11 and on the SPHE noticeboard outside the 6 th Form Common
The duration is 30-40 minutes.
It takes place after school on Fridays in the Dining Room.